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1. Consignment ~ DS ~ 1/15 ~ Case V-42. No question that it is the best that I have ever seen! The blade retains 100% of the original bluing. The factory Case edge is the only sharpening that it has ever had. The blackened guard retains 98% of its finish. The handle is perfect. The pommel has 100% of its finish. The original long scabbard is 99% with the only staining being where the knife set in it. It would be nearly impossible to upgrade this knife and sheath. I saw one that sold on Ebay for $9750, and ( in my opinion ) it was not as nice…
2. Consignment ~ DS ~ 1/15 ~ Vietnam Era “Fat Guard” SOG Knife. Blade retains about 98% of the deep factory bluing. Blade edge does show some sharpening. Guard and pommel are tight. White spacered handle is 100% with no dings, dents or sanding. Scabbard is 99% as well, with a drilled hole (presumably to drain water) near the bottom. Proper two-tone green and grey stone. This is an extremely nice example of the earliest 6” SOG knife and scabbard.
3. Consignment ~ DF ~ 1/1 ~ WWII Era Everitt Knuckle Knife with Original Scabbard. Knife appears to be in excellent (refinished) condition. Scabbard is in original very good plus condition with all leather supple and snap strap working. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THE ITEM.
4. Consignment ~ DF ~ 1/1 ~ WWII Era USAAF Pilot’s Knife by Camillus Cutlery. Full Blade has a small nick on the cutting edge. Careful sharpening. Solid handle, no cracks or dings. Could be a replacement sheath.
5. Consignment ~ DC ~ 11/27 ~ This is the exact knife that was illustrated in Cole’s III, First Edition. Later Cole’s Book III printings replaced this knife with a picture of Mr. Cole and one of his knives. This knife was provided to Mr. Cole by long time collector, and friend to Mt. Cole, Ernie Modlin. (One of the good guys.) Heavy 8 1/8” double edge blade. Heavy steel guard has a leather backing. Handle is leather washers, held on with a threaded nut. Heavy harness leather scabbard. Letter from Frank Trzaska included with the knife.
6. Consignment ~ DC ~ 11/27 ~ WWII Era Extremely Unique Knife. 8” double edge spear point blade has no sign of any grinding or corrosion. Brass handle and guard. Steel knucks with screw in steel points (a wrench for tightening these is contained in the handle.). Pommel unscrews to a hollow handle and has a very wicked steel point at the back. Leather sheath has a metal liner. NOTE: No Paypal on this item.
7. Consignment ~ DC ~ 11/20 ~ WWII Era Australian “see thru” Knife. 6” blade shows some sharpening but has no bellying, pitting or grinding. Classic shaped 4 ¼” handle. Proper scabbard in very good condition. Right hand rivet at the throat has come loose.
8. Consignment ~ DC ~ 10/30 ~ WWII USMC Raider Stiletto, Camillus Mfg. This knife retains the factory needle tip on the full, unsharpened 7 ¼” blade. (I haven’t seen that very often over the years.) The scroll USMC and the makers information are all there. The blade has a lot of very tiny pitts on both sides. They are very tiny and most look like spotting rather than pitts. The handle and guard are in about 99% condition with only a very small amount of corrosion where the guard contacts the sheath. I see zero ion leaching on the handle or guard (unbelievable, but true!) The original sheath is solid. Snap strap is missing the male snap. 3/8” cut at the throat. Belt hanger is intact. EUGENE MORRISON KNIGHT USMCR, WWII DOG TAGS ARE ATTACHED. Also, included are some personal newspaper clippings, patches, and other paper memorabilia belonging to Mr. Knight—Very cool to have…Nice to put a name with a knife. No paperwork tying him directly to the Raiders.
9. Consignment ~ DS ~ 10/23 ~ Richtig WWII Fighting Knife. Bright blade is 6 1/8” long. Blade shows careful sharpening. Only the smallest amount of corrosion at the ricasso. Brass guard & pommel. Proper “2” ALFRED CORNISH, OMAHA, NEB. Scabbard. All aspects are intact. This is a VERY nice example of the Richtig WWII fighter, in excellent condition overall.
10. Consignment ~ DC ~ 10/23 ~ WWII Era Kennedy Arms Fighting Knife. The 7 7/8” double edge blade retains about 98% of its original blue and appears unsharpened. Brass and leather guard. Wood slab handles. Excellent condition scabbard is marked 227S at the top. This set is in excellent plus condition overall and a tough knife to find in this condition.
11. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G-46 8”. Blade is blued with mirror finish, but has some discoloration. Appears to be original bluing. Appears unsharpened. One very tiny ding in the center of the blade. Steel butt cap is also blued. Handle is in excellent condition. Unfortunately this knife has no sheath.
12. Consignment ~ DM ~ 10/23 ~ WWII USN Mark II UDT Plated Blade Dive Knife. Blade has some scratches and has been sharpened. Blade is not marked. Blued guard is stamped but lightly. Stamped out KA-BAR USN MK 2. Pommel is blued, handle is in very good condition. Comes with USN MKII plastic sheath.
13. Consignment ~ DM ~ 10/23 ~ USN Mark II. Blade marked US Navy, RH PAL 37. Full blade appears unsharpened, but has many spots of rust. This knife has been rehandled with stacked leather washers and red and grey spacers at each end. Handle has nicely beveled edges. Feels good in the hand. Guard and pommel are aluminum. Pommel is somewhat interesting in design and is pinned on. Comes with plastic USN MK II sheath.
14. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Vietnam Era (1973) Round trip bolo—unissued. In the original box and wrapper. It is not mine so I did not open it. I’m sure that it is mint. Canvas sheath.
15. Consignment ~ 8.28 ~ 1918 Plumb Bolo with proper A-K-CO sheath. Blade retains 80% or better of the bluing, and has been carefully sharpened. Grips appear to me to be replacements.
16. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Springfield Armory 1905 Bayonet, but down by A.F.H. ( American Fork and Hoe )and plated (presumably for parade use.) Blade and black grips are mint. USN MK1 cut down scabbard. Very handsome piece.
17. Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII MK-II, KA-BAR Mfg. Parkerized blade is full and shows only careful sharpening. Handle is near mint. Proper U.S.N. plastic scabbard has a small crack on the right side, near the tip.
18. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ Vietnam Era U.S. M-1917 Trench Gun Bayonet. Gen-Cut Mfg. Absolutely MINT condition with proper 1917 scabbard—also mint. I have never seen a better one!
19. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ U.S. M-4 UTICA. I believe that this bayonet has been taken apart, a new blade added and newer washers added. Also some pieces of leather are missing from the washer that contacts the pommel. I tried it, and it does lock onto an M-1 Carbine just fine. Later M8 A-1 scabbard.
20. Consignment ~ 5/29 ~ USM-3 Imperial. Blade marked. Blade is full 6 ¾” and appears unsharpened. Retaining about 99% of the parkerized finish with scabbard (M-8 A-1) wear only. Leather handle is a little loose, but is solid with no cracked or missing washers.
21. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Buffalo Bill Knife. Absolutely Mint. Customary plated blade is in perfect condition. 9 ½” blade. Nickel silver choil, and native wood handle is tight and in perfect condition.
22. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam early war Square Tipped Bolo. (I saw one in action in 1967 in the 173rd ABN.) Used notably by Special Forces. Blade is unused. Some flecks of green paint have chipped off of the metal and wood scabbard.
23. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era “MARINE RECON” Knife. Rounded pommel version. Blade retains 100% of original finish. Marked KIFFE JAPAN. Minty handle and scabbard.
24. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era Western L77-7. Most of the beautiful factory bluing is intact. Full blade may have been very carefully sharpened. Bright guard. Perfect handle and pommel. Proper double stitched scabbard.
25. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 & 2, Matched Set. MINT condition. Mid 60’s knives. 6” carbon blades. Johnson rough back sheaths are special ordered without a stone pouch.
26. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 Early 60’s. Rare brown button roughback Johnson sheath, with two tone gray stone. 6” carbon blade. MINT condition.
27. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Early Vietnam Era Randall Crutch tip #18 with Large Rivet Scabbard. Blade measures 5 ½”. Two tone stone. Knife and scabbard are both in MINT condition.
28. Consignment ~ DM ~ Shop or Theater Made Fighting Knife. Blade is Bowie style 7” long. Made from ¼” stock at the hilt. Blade is thinner and well made. Guard and butt cap appear to be made of stainless steel or nickel. Guard is 2 ¾” and diamond shaped at both ends. Handle is made of black and white spacers with middle sections may be made from black fiber material. Butt cap is nicely made champagne cork shaped. Sheath is double stitched heavy but soft pliable leather and original to the knife. Really nice knife.
29. Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Era (Baby) Small Ranger Knife and Scabbard. Pacific Theater. 6 ¼” blade has some spotting, but only very little pitting. Very good plus condition overall. Proper scabbard in excellent condition overall. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
30. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose. Not a high grade knife. Rough overall.
31. Consignment ~ GS~ U.S. M3 Imperial, Blade Marked. Tight guard. Excellent handle, tight pommel. Finish has been removed from blade, then polished. Blade is 6 ¾”, with no rust or pitting. Viner Bro. M-6 scabbard is very nice with 1 rivet missing at the throat. Snap strap works fine. Original leg tie down in place.
32. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S. Guard marked “ENGLAND.” Pommel area marked with “1”. 6 ¾” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue. Replaced scabbard.
33. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII theater US M-3 Case , Guard marked , Full blade, guard and birdshead pommel are polished bright. Smooth leather handle. Unmarked M-6 style scabbard. All near mint.
34. Consignment ~ JH~ Vietnam Era Extremely Rare “Shining Brass” Buffalo Bill Presentation Knife. Engraved blade reads, “SSG KENNETH GARDENER, FOB #2, 1966-1967”. As you know, “Shining Brass” was the project designation for clandestine incursions into Laos by SOG. (Silvey, Vietnam, Pgs. 46, 47, 49. 9 ¾” blade is polished on the engraved side. Plated on both sides. Excellent plus condition. Spots on the blade are not rust or pitting, just spots.
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1. SOLD---------------------------------------------WWI 1918 LF&C Knuckle
Knife----Minty----The black blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. The handle has
the full guard and original black finish. It comes with the original LF&C
marked scabbard that is complete with both prongs. The scabbard is exc plus
with no dents, but does have a couple small areas of surface rust. The knife
is mint. Ref: Cole III pg 25-----Minty-----$ 1200.00
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
2. Mad Dog SEAL ATAK-----Mint----The
blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. It is marked "MAD DOG / S.E.A.L. / A.T.A.K.
/ A 937". It comes with the original scabbard that is marked to the knife.
In 1992 the Mad Dog A.T.A.K. (Advanced Tactical Assault Knife) won the knife
trial put on by US Naval Special Warfare at Coronado, thus becoming the new
knife for the SEAL Teams. This knife was made in 1993. Ref: Brett-The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 377. Rare Early Mad Dog
SEAL Team Knife-----$ 3250.00
SOLD-----------------------------------------WWII Everitt Knuckle Knife----Minty----The blade is 6 7/8" long and unused.
The blade has the correct black finish with the flat black over spray. The
handle has the original green finish that is 99% complete. There is no
damage to the handle. It comes with the original scabbard that has just a
touch of handling wear. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole III pg
189----Minty-----$ 1200.00 Note:
No Paypal On This Item.
4. WWII British Smatchet----Minty----The
blade is 11" long and still covered in grease. It has a steel guard and rare
brass pommel. The brass pommel is marked Broad Arrow 13. It comes with the
original web scabbard with a fiber liner. The back of the sheath is marked
with a Broad Arrow and "M. E. & Co. 1942". The snap works fine. Ref: Flook-British
& Commonwealth Military Knives pg 39-40. ----Minty Rare Smatchet----$
5. WWII M3 Case---Minty----The
blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. The guard is marked "USM3 / CASE". The
leather handle is clean and solid. The pommel has the ordnance mark. It
comes with an early minty M8 scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 96
6. Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip
Bolo---Mint Early Bolo---The blade is 11" long and has the early mill scale
finish with the blue cutting edge. The handle has the original leather
lanyard. It comes with the original mint scabbard with the correct 2 rivet
throat. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 40 and Cole III pg 168-----Mint-------$
7. WWII 4-Finger Push Dagger---Exc
Plus----The sturdy double edge blade is 5 1/4" long with some old fine
spotting. It is a little cloudy but I do not see any sharpening marks. The
handle is aluminum with old green paint. There is no damage to the handle.
It comes with the original well made scabbard that is complete. There
is no damage to the scabbard. I found no markings on the knife or scabbard.
The blade is similar in style and design as the WWII push daggers made by
Cogswell Harrison and Lockwood Brothers. This is the first one of these I
have ever had and only the second one I have seen (saw one many-many years
back). Super Rare and Really Neat-----------$ 2250.00
Late Vietnam Randall Model 14----1973-----Mint-----The Stainless blade is 7 3/8" long and
unused. This was a special order knife with a Model 1 guard, greenish black micarta handle and a brass but cap with thong. The spacers at the guard are
3-thick and 2-thin. It comes with a Johnson Rough Back sheath with solid
grey stone, all para-cord lacings. It also has the rivet marks, showing
where the rivets were to go. Based on the spacers, stone and rivet marks,
this was made in 1973.-----Nice Minty Randall------$ 650.00
SOLD----------------------------------------------------WWII Wilkinson F/S with Name
Scroll----Exc Plus------The blade is 7" long with light use and sharpening.
It has the Wilkinson mark on one side and the F-S mark on the other. The
name scroll reads "Marion C. Carter". The black finish on the handle has
thinned a bit. The tang nut has not been messed with. It comes with the
original scabbard that is complete. There are no England marks on the knife
or scabbard, so this was a bring back knife.-----$ 1250.00
10. WWII Kennedy Fighting
Knife----The double edge blade is 7 1/2" long with use and sharpening. It
has a leather and brass guard with the Kennedy logo faintly marked on each
end of the leather guard. The wood handles are held with poured lead rivets.
One wood handle is cracked but it is still solid. Both grips are marked
"Kennedy / Arms / St. Paul". It comes with an excellent sewn and riveted
sheath that is complete. Ref: Cole IV pg 167-----Scarce Fighter-----$ 365.00
SOLD--------------------------------------------------WWII Pal Mark 2----Minty----The
blade is 7" long and unused. It has the Pal mark on one side and U.S. Navy
on the other. The leather handle is unused. It comes with the original minty
scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 87 #8----Minty-----$ 350.00
WWII Theater Knuckle Knife----The sturdy blade is 9 5/8" long with light use
and sharpening. It is marked "To My Brother" on the side. The nice aluminum
knuckle handle has no damage. It was cast to the blade and has a very slight
wiggle. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. Neat
SOLD--------------------------------------WWII John Ek Model
3----Pictured In Book-----Exact knife pictured on page 118 of Mike Silvey's
WWII Book----The blade is 7" long with light use and sharpening. It is
marked "D238" at the ricasso. The bolo style handle is clean and solid. It
comes with the original Ek scabbard that is complete.----$ 775.00
WWII OSS Smatchet----Scarce Version----The bright blade is 11 1/8" long with
light sharpening right at the cutting edge. There are some cloudy areas and
some light rust at the guard. It has an oval steel guard and plastic
handles. There are a couple minor dings on the butt of the handles but they
are solid. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. The snap
works fine. Ref: Cole III pg 156----Scarce Version of the OSS Smatchet----$
SOLD-------------------------------------------Vietnam 1967 Gerber Mark
II-----Exc Plus-----The blade is 6 5/8" long and in exc plus condition. I
see no sharpening and the blade has a slight cant. It has the Gerber mark on
one side and "003968" on the other. The black guard and pommel have some
minor rub marks. The fusal handle is near mint. It comes with the original,
minty and correct scabbard that is complete with steel. It has the 2-line
Gerber mark, right shoulder grip strap and small letter steel. ----Very Nice
WWII Camillus USMC Mark 2----Exc-----The blade is 7" long with just a touch
of sharpening right at the cutting edge. It retains 99% original finish. The
guard is marked "U.S.M.C." and "Camillus,N.Y.". The leather handle is
excellent but a little dirty. It comes with the original scabbard that is
complete---just a little dry cracking on the grip strap. Ref: Cole III pg 87
17. SOLD------------------------------WWII Theater Knuckle
Knife----Named----The double edge blade is 7 1/2" long and probably made
from a saw blade. The aluminum handle is marked with the owners name on one
side and U.S.A. Aviation on the other. It comes with the original flap style
scabbard that is complete. Nice Named Knife------$ 425.00
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
18. Phrobis CUK --Combat Utility
Knife--Mint----The blade is 5 1/2" long and mint. It has the Phrobis mark on
one side and the Pat. Number on the other. The handle is mint. It comes with
the original mint scabbard. These first saw service in the Gulf War. Ref:
Brett--The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 339------$ 310.00
SOLD-----------------------------------------Vietnam Nguyen Dan Knife-----The blade is 7 1/2" long and in excellent
condition. It has a brass guard and horn handle with finger grooves. The
handle is solid with no damage. It comes with a heavy black leather
scabbard. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 110-113----Quite Scarce----$ 1100.00
20. WWII Kabar USMC-----The blade
is a tad shy of 7" long. It has use, heavy sharpening and has been
re-tipped. The blade markings have been removed but you can see part of the
Kabar and part of the USMC. This is an early knife with the round threaded
tang. The handle is marked "R / H / T". It comes with the original sheath
that is marked to the owner. The markings on the handle are old but the
sheath markings are newer---probably done when he got home. -------$ 95.00
SOLD----------------------------------WWII Knife-Crafters Fighting
Knife----Minty-----Neat Knife-----The blade is 5 1/2" long and made from the
tip section of a Civil War sword blade. The blade is mint. It has a steel
guard and leather covered handle. The handle has the Knife-Crafters mark. It
comes with the original sheath that also is marked Knife-Crafters. The
sheath never had a grip strap. It was punched for one, but you can still see
the leather piece in the center rivet hole--so a grip strap was never added.
Ref: Silvey WWII pg 223-226-------Neat Minty Knife-----$ 550.00
WWII Theater Knuckle Knife-----The sturdy blade is 4 3/4" long with very
light sharpening. The brass knuckle handle has been cast to the blade. There
is no damage to the handle. It comes with a leather sheath that is probably
not original but does fit the knife. Neat Little Knuckle Knife----$ 325.00
Logan-Smyth MC-1 Survival Knife----Mint In The Wrap---The knife is sealed in
the wrap---you get to open it. You might want to save the first two
pictures for your records. Ref: Cole IV pg 51------$ 135.00 each.
SOLD------------------------------------------Lot of 10 Bulgarian AK
Bayonets----Mint in the Wrap. This is a bundle of 10 Bayonets in the
original waxed paper wrap. The bayonet in the last two pictures just shows
you what the Bayonets look like. $ 285.00
80. A NEW BOOK--"US and Allied Military Knives, M3’s and M4’s”, a new book on M3’s and M4’s is now available.
There are almost 200 pages, with 140 full page, color photos. This book includes all the known M3 trench knife, M6 sheath and M4 knife-bayonet variations. It also includes descriptions of the knives and sheaths.
Written by Bill Walters with input from Vince Coniglio, this is the most comprehensive book to date on M3’s and M4’s.
This book was proudly printed in the USA.
The cost of the book is $116, including Priority Mail shipping for one book. For those of you wanting more than one copy or residing outside the US, please contact Bill to get a shipping estimate.
This additional information came from fellow collector Kerry Gordon. (thanks Kerry)
I just thought that you might like to know that you weren't the only one ever caught with one of these - not only do I have the French version but I also have one with the Belgian Rampant Lion stamped into the hilt.
The real give away with these is that the blade tang doesn't run all the way through the pommel nut, there's about two threads empty at the end of the nut. The other thing is that the brass pommel nuts are painted with gloss black paint rather than blackened.
Someone spent a lot of time and effort on these, the blades are tinned under the blackening and the hilts are blackened brass that is reasonable well checkered.
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